Throughput maximization of parcel sorter systems by scheduling inbound containers

S.W.A. Haneyah, Johannes M.J. Schutten, K. Fikse

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Abstract

This paper addresses the inbound container scheduling problem for automated sorter systems in express parcel sorting. The purpose is to analyze which container scheduling approaches maximize the throughput of sorter systems. We build on existing literature, particularly on the dynamic load balancing algorithm designed for the parcel hub scheduling problem, and adapt the existing algorithm to include travel times on sorters. Then, we conduct computational experiments to analyze the performance of different scheduling approaches for different operational scenarios and system layouts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEfficiency and Innovation in Logistics: Proceedings of the International Logistics Science Conference (ILSC) 2013
EditorsUwe Clausen, Michael ten Hompel, J. Fabian Meier
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherSpringer
Pages147-159
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-01377-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameLecture notes in logistics
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2194-8917

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Containers
Scheduling
Throughput
Travel time
Dynamic loads
Sorting
Resource allocation
Experiments

Keywords

  • METIS-297285
  • IR-86996

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Haneyah, S. W. A., Schutten, J. M. J., & Fikse, K. (2013). Throughput maximization of parcel sorter systems by scheduling inbound containers. In U. Clausen, M. ten Hompel, & J. F. Meier (Eds.), Efficiency and Innovation in Logistics: Proceedings of the International Logistics Science Conference (ILSC) 2013 (pp. 147-159). (Lecture notes in logistics). Berlin, Germany: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01378-7_11
Haneyah, S.W.A. ; Schutten, Johannes M.J. ; Fikse, K. / Throughput maximization of parcel sorter systems by scheduling inbound containers. Efficiency and Innovation in Logistics: Proceedings of the International Logistics Science Conference (ILSC) 2013. editor / Uwe Clausen ; Michael ten Hompel ; J. Fabian Meier. Berlin, Germany : Springer, 2013. pp. 147-159 (Lecture notes in logistics).
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Haneyah, SWA, Schutten, JMJ & Fikse, K 2013, Throughput maximization of parcel sorter systems by scheduling inbound containers. in U Clausen, M ten Hompel & JF Meier (eds), Efficiency and Innovation in Logistics: Proceedings of the International Logistics Science Conference (ILSC) 2013. Lecture notes in logistics, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 147-159. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01378-7_11

Throughput maximization of parcel sorter systems by scheduling inbound containers. / Haneyah, S.W.A.; Schutten, Johannes M.J.; Fikse, K.

Efficiency and Innovation in Logistics: Proceedings of the International Logistics Science Conference (ILSC) 2013. ed. / Uwe Clausen; Michael ten Hompel; J. Fabian Meier. Berlin, Germany : Springer, 2013. p. 147-159 (Lecture notes in logistics).

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Haneyah SWA, Schutten JMJ, Fikse K. Throughput maximization of parcel sorter systems by scheduling inbound containers. In Clausen U, ten Hompel M, Meier JF, editors, Efficiency and Innovation in Logistics: Proceedings of the International Logistics Science Conference (ILSC) 2013. Berlin, Germany: Springer. 2013. p. 147-159. (Lecture notes in logistics). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01378-7_11